Jeb Bush for Florida Senate in 2010? YES We Can

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George and Jeb Bush

President Geroge W. and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush

Flap posted earlier today that Jeb Bush WOULD be interested in the soon to be vacant Mel Martinez Florida United States Senate seat.

And, lo and behold Jeb is IN.

Two sources close to Jeb Bush, including one who has spoken to the former Florida governor within the past few hours, say he is seriously considering a run for Senate now that incumbent Republican Mel Martinez has retired.

“He is receiving a lot of encouragement from both in and out of the state,” an longtime Bush adviser said tonight. “He is going to take his time and approach this very methodically.”  Bush will weigh, according to this adviser, how a run would impact his family, his business, and whether the Senate would be the best platform for the causes he’d advocate — education, immigration, GOP solutions to health care and energy.

The sounds you hear are from the GOP field clearing and the sighs from the Democrats who thought they could capture the seat. Jeb Bush is very popular in Florida and should have an easy race to replace Mel Martinez.

Then, there is 2012 or 2016.

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President 2008 Watch: Florida Governor Jeb Bush in 2008?

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Florida’s Governor Jeb Bush(L) shakes hands with his brother President George W. Bush, as they step off Marine One, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida on 09 May 2006. President Bush praised his brother Jeb as an “excellent” leader who would make a “great president” of the United States, according to news accounts.

ASSociated Press: A 3rd President Bush? First 2 All for It

Could there be a third President Bush? The current chief said Wednesday that younger brother Jeb would make a great one, too, and has asked him about making a run. The first President Bush likes the idea as well.

Jeb Bush, the Republican governor of Florida, has one asset that his presidential brother doesn’t right now — approval from most of his constituents. While George W. Bush’s approval ratings are in the low 30s, some 55 percent of Florida voters surveyed last month by Quinnipiac University said Jeb was doing a good job.

The governor has repeatedly said he won’t be a candidate for president in 2008, but that doesn’t stop his family from encouraging him to go for it some day.

“I would like to see Jeb run at some point in time, but I have no idea if that’s his intention or not,” the president said in an interview with Florida reporters, according to an account on the St. Petersburg Times Web site.

He said his brother would make “a great president” and that he had “pushed him fairly hard about what he intends to do.”

“I truly don’t think he knows,” Bush said.

Jeb Bush, 53, will end his second term as governor in January. His brother George ends his second presidential term in January 2009. Neither can seek re-election because of term limits.

Flap has met Jeb Bush. He is personable, bright and articulate.

Look for him to be appointed to a Cabinet position after he leaves the Florida Governor’s mansion. If Rudy Giuliani pulls out of the 2008 Presidential race look for a Jeb Bush draft.

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President 2008 Watch: Jeb Bush Leaves Door Open for White House Bid

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File photo of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as he speaks at the inaugural session of the Organization of American States 35th General Assembly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida June 5, 2005. The brother of U.S. President George W. Bush, ruled out running for president in 2008 but left open the possibility of a subsequent bid in an interview with a German magazine published on Sunday.

Jeb Bush has Jeb Bush leaves open White House bid.

Florida Gov.Jeb Bush, the brother of U.S. President George W. Bush, ruled out running for president in 2008 but left open the possibility of a subsequent bid in an interview with a German magazine published on Sunday.

Jeb Bush, who is scheduled to visit Germany this week, told Focus weekly he had not thought much about running for the office held by his father and older brother except to rule out the next election at the end of George W. Bush’s second term.

“You should never say never. But for the 2008 election, my answer is definitely no,” he said, in comments translated into German by the magazine.

Asked whether his answer meant a later challenge was possible, he said: “Let’s say there’s a vague chance.”

And why not?

Jeb has been a great Governor of a populous state, Florida and a national political player fo some time.

Flap has had the opportunity to meet Jeb and is impressed……more so than with his brother the President.

Flap could foresee a possible vice presidential nomination on a Giuliani ticket. He has more standing and persona than Romney or Allen. Should Jeb decline then there is Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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